Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Attacks on Bush and the War Don't Make Sense Regarding recent letters on U.S. involvement in Iraq, I am dismayed by the ad hominum attacks on President Bush related to the war. We invaded Iraq for several reasons, only one of which was the belief that he had weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein was a highly unstable individual whose...
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Interfaith Challenge For those who care about maintaining dialogue between faiths, there has been nothing more discouraging than the willingness of mainline Protestant denominations to adopt anti-Israel measures in recent years. In particular, the decision of the Presbyterian Church USA to support divestment, which amounts to an economic boycott of the Jewish state, has become a symbol of the drift...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Many More 'Rachels' Out There, Without Plays to Their Memories Journalist Tom Gross writes in the British magazine The Spectator ( www.spectator.co.uk ) on Oct. 22 about the invisibility of Jewish victims of terror in the media: "Rachel Thaler, aged 16, was blown...
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The bestowal of the Nobel Prize upon British playwright Harold Pinter several weeks ago was met with praise in the American press. Pinter - of Jewish extraction but nominally Jewish in every other regard - is considered one of the masters of modern drama. Like Samuel Beckett, he's credited with creating a new language that revolutionized the way we look...
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